Resonant Sculpture Project

IDEA: An acoustic interactions between a sculpture and a musician.

WHAT: A site-specific series of performances based on acoustic interactions between the improvisations of musician Avram Fefer and the large-scale sculptures of Richard Serra. With instrument in hand, Avram Fefer carefully approaches and begins sonic exploration of Serra’s immense work. The heavy steel plates reflect and resonate, and the space between them creates sympathetic harmonics. The sounds reverberate in unpredictable ways. Audiences are immersed in the acoustic/sculptural space as Serra's work becomes inspiration, setting, and instrument, interfacing with Fefer's improvisations to create original sounds in a unique experiential environment that combines the beauty of music, sculpture, and live performance in powerful new ways.

Improvisation is an interesting idea because—to what degree are we really improvising? Anything you’ve done before could potentially be a gimmick, but avoiding doing something you’ve never done before could also be a problem.
— Avram Ferer (ArtNews)

WHY: His challenge is to create compelling improvisations while moving through, eliciting sound from, and reacting to, the monumental sculpture.

BY: The Resonant Sculpture Project is a long-term international series by Avram Fefer that has recently presented at the Gagosian Gallery New York, Gagosian Gallery London, and Princeton University Art Museum.

Avram Fefer performing in and around Richard Serra's NJ-1 sculpture at Gagosian Gallery New York.

Avram Fefer performing in and around Richard Serra's NJ-1 sculpture at Gagosian Gallery New York.


EUR 38,00
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Museum of Modern Art